William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a five-act play that tells the tragic story of a Scottish nobleman. In the beginning of the drama, the main character, Macbeth, kills a traitor who was leading an army against Duncan, the King of Scotland. However, when three witches tell Macbeth that he will become the ruler of Scotland, he loses his loyalty for king and country. Encouraged by this prediction, Macbeth slowly descends into a state of evil, becoming willing to kill anybody in his way of the crown, including the king himself. After successfully killing Duncan and becoming king, Macbeth hires two murderers to kill Banquo, whose offspring threaten Macbeth’s rule. But when the two murderers are about to assassinate Banquo, a mysterious third
Ambition can make people lose sight of what’s right. In the beginning of the story Macbeth didn’t think it was possible to become King. He was very hesitant at first, but not for long. Soon his temptations to become king and satisfy his wife became too strong. He murdered more and more people going so far that he could never turn back. This was how his downfall towards becoming a tragic hero started. A tragic hero is someone who has all of the characteristics and power to be a hero, but many factors including a fatal flaw or excessive pride take over, causing the person to die tragically. This is related to an important theme that the witches introduce at the beginning of the story. The theme is fair and foul. A tragic hero relates to
“For brave MacBeth- Well he deserves that name.” In all of Shakespearean tragedies, there must be a tragic hero. A tragic hero must have a few underlying qualities. One must come from a noble background, have a hamartia or a tragic flaw that leads to their downfall, and their death should have been meaningful.
Macbeth, throughout the play, is presented in an eminent position in society with major flaws, and, as such, fulfills the basic requirements of a tragic hero. Shakespeare introduces him as a brave general, an intelligent resolute man of action whose major flaw of ambition for power leads him to his last battle of death. Because Macbeth was such a strong character in the opening of the play, every perfect hero, has a dark side. The Thane of Cawdor, who later becomes King, is categorized in three sections: bravery, ambition and guilt- and to many, Macbeth, is a true tragic hero.
“Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.” (Act II, Scene II) Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare in the 1600’s, is the shortest of Shakespearian tragedies. The main character, Macbeth, receives a prophecy that he will become King of Scotland. Ambition takes over him and he commits many murders to keep the throne. Consequently, a war breaks out and takes Macbeth and his wife. Macbeth is considered a tragic hero because of his excessive pride, reversal of fate when Fleance escapes, and his tragic flaw ambition.
Macbeth is a tragic hero because he got something he didn’t deserve from being greedy, and everyone is greedy at some point in their lives, and eventually there is someone that comes and guides that greedy person in the right way and teaches them how to not be greedy and tells them that they should appreciate what they have already. In this case Macbeth is lead the wrong way by his wife lady Macbeth, and is told to go much further with his greedy and selfish thoughts. He could have done something else that could of made him a better man, something that
Around 2,300 years ago Aristotle defined a tragic hero. An Aristotelian tragic hero's internal flaws are hard to overcome. These flaws make it difficult for them to make good choices. Macbeth's first instinct is to do what is right, but his hubris causes him to make bad decisions. Another trait of a tragic hero is that an inescapable fate or internal flaw causes him to fall. The Weird Sisters predictions make Macbeth feel over confident. When they tell him he will be king and that nobody born by a woman can harm him, he feels invincible. Macbeth illustrates the last quality of an Aristotelian tragic hero. He acknowledge his role in his demise. Macbeth exemplifies of all the characteristics of an Aristotelian tragic hero.
A Tragic Hero: Macbeth To some extent, each Shakespearean play involves tragedy. In Macbeth, the tragedy that exists is not one specific event but rather the actions performed by a person. In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the play in essence revolves around Macbeth, and the tragic pit he digs himself in
William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, the main character; Macbeth, is seen as an evil character. The play is based off of Macbeth’s decisions and his actions to become King. In the beginning Macbeth starts out as a hero in Scotland’s war with Ireland and towards the end he is transformed into a murderer. Macbeth is not wholly evil because of is heroism in the war, his love for Scotland, and because he didn’t want to kill King Duncan initially. Macbeth was brain washed by his wife and tricked into killing the King.
Macbeth is not William Shakespeare’s most complex play, but it is still unique in its own way. Shakespeare filled this play with power and emotion. Unlike the rest of Shakespeare’s work where he explores intellectually, Macbeth is a ball of fire from its opening to its conclusion. The drama is a vivid sketch of theme, symbols, and character. Which has entertained audiences for nearly four hundred years. Macbeth is based on a story of a courageous Scottish general who is named Macbeth. He gets the word from three sinister witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Overwhelmed with selfish thoughts and rushed to action by his wife, Macbeth assassinates King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He begins wearing the crown consumed
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a very famous piece of literature widely known around the world. In act one, a brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from three witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. With high hopes of taking the throne, Macbeth becomes very disappointed
The Tragedy of Macbeth The Tragedy of Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare. This story happens with the upper class. The author wants to present the boundless ambition of characters bring a disaster to their life. He shows us to see through characteristics such as a hallucination symptom of Macbeth and
The term tragic hero is a character of noble birth who can emphasize with the audience by qualities. A tragic hero must create a situation that he or she can not change. According to Aristotle there are also certain characteristics in which a tragic hero must convey through their actions. In Shakespeare 's Macbeth some may see Macbeth as an antagonist, but Macbeth is a tragic hero because he holds high positions and works his way to more, recognizes his flaw, and shows responsibility for his doom.
Tragedy of Macbeth is a story written by William Shakespeare about a man who is power hungry to become king. This story is called a tragedy, a tragedy is a type of story that doesn 't have a happy ending. A tragedy will end up with the protagonist dieing or making a great sacrifice. Shakespeare has made many tragedies such a Romeo and Juliet for example. In every Tragedy there must be a tragic hero and in this story it shows that Macbeth is the tragic hero, is a round character, and also a very dynamic character.